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Creating Online forms from PDFs

Hi Guys,
I have this current assignment where I have to develop online forms for
local municipal authorities. I have to use adobe acrobat to create online
forms from PDFs (which I have never done before and have no idea how to do
it). Now these online forms will be shared by 1200 users. VB and ASP will be
used as glueware for the writing/coding. For eg, we will be creating
navigation pages in ASP & linking into adobe. Any resource on this topic
would highly be appreciated.

Thanks and stay blessed.
Pawan.

Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hello,

"Pawan" <pa*******@hotmail.com> schrieb:
I have this current assignment where I have to develop
online forms for local municipal authorities. I have to use
adobe acrobat to create online forms from PDFs (which
I have never done before and have no idea how to do
it). Now these online forms will be shared by 1200 users.
VB and ASP will be used as glueware for the writing/coding.
For eg, we will be creating navigation pages in ASP & linking
into adobe. Any resource on this topic
would highly be appreciated.


0% related to the VB.NET language, SQL Server XML and ADO.NET. You may
want to turn in ngs about Acrobat and the PDF format.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #2
Cor
Hi Pawan,
This is a question wherefore VB.net is the100% perfect tool (In my opinion
made for it).
I did this before in VB.net but have no samples.
To bring you on the route, I tell you how I would do it (of course with the
little information you did give me)
Make a web project with VB.net web projects
With your 1200 users a SQL database.
Store the place of the PDF.files and the description of your documents
in SQL
The only thing you have to do is make a search page with VB.net for
searching the comments of the database.
Show an index by instance with a datagrid or other VB.net webcontrol
like the datagrid or the datalist (not a HTML control)
After clicking from the user show the pdf.file.
I think it is not hard to do and you only need only hardware, operating
systems, VB.net and SQL server and nothing more.

This is not complete, maybe you use login and other things, but fore that
too you can use VB.net perfect I think.

When you want to make your pages looking fancy, you can add JScript ,but I
would in this case only use VB.net that makes it more maintainable.

I hope this helps you to get on the route?
Cor

PS, please do not crosspost, I have to remove all those other groups

Nov 20 '05 #3
Hi,
I do not know what is invovled in creating online forms, but since you
question is here I assume you are going to take some SQL info use SQLXML on
it and want that to go to an FO type transform. This would let you use your
Xml queries , transform them into Pdf. Actually if you are already creating
Html it really may not be too hard. So go to these sites:
www.antennahouse.com they have the best gui to try your hand at this, and
their doc is pretty good. They use a com interface so you can run the whole
thing in IIS. All the other will require that you setup sometype of sevlet
enviroment to invoke them.

http://xml.apache.org/fop/index.html this is the freebe. I did not find it
useful but may have to use it.

And get Pawson's book XSL-FO and check out his site for more info
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/index.html and he has pointers to others. There
is another vendor XEP but it is also a servlet affair.

I thought the MS guys were real helpful. Makes you wonder if they will keep
Xml much longer. They don't even seem to support the recordset interface
which is how it all started.
Howie (hg*********@soleilgroup.com)

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Subject: Creating Online forms from PDFs

Hi Guys,
I have this current assignment where I have to develop online forms for local municipal authorities. I have to use adobe acrobat to create online
forms from PDFs (which I have never done before and have no idea how to do
it). Now these online forms will be shared by 1200 users. VB and ASP will be used as glueware for the writing/coding. For eg, we will be creating
navigation pages in ASP & linking into adobe. Any resource on this topic
would highly be appreciated.

Thanks and stay blessed.
Pawan.

Nov 20 '05 #4

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